Morrison, Will.


Kimber, 1st ed., 1988. 176 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 23 x 15cm. FINE. The 1st Independent Squadron of the Glider Pilot Regiment, otherwise known as the Horsa Squadron, operated a unique service in the Second World War. It was able to ferry large equipment, such as anti-tank guns and jeeps, and troops to areas where landing for conventional aircraft was either too difficult or the noise of the aircraft would attract attention. The role played by glider pilots on D-Day is well known yet the Squadron's achievements in the Mediterranean theatre have hitherto received little attention. Now this book reveals its vital role in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, southern France, Greece and Yugoslavia as the author recounts the full story of his many missions.

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